Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1026272 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1912
Filing dateOct 16, 1911
Priority dateOct 16, 1911
Publication numberUS 1026272 A, US 1026272A, US-A-1026272, US1026272 A, US1026272A
InventorsCyrilee Leveque
Original AssigneeCyrilee Leveque
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1026272 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



APPLIoATroN FILED 001.16, 1911.

1,026,272. Patented May 14, 1912.

/Ww By l A Attorneys COLUMBIA PLANDUMMI cow^5l|lNaTON. D. c.




To all "whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, CYRILLE LnvEQun, a subject of the King of England, residing at Mont-real, in the Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eyeglasses; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and eXact description of the invention, such as will enable ot-hers skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The invention to be hereinafter described relates to eye glasses.

In order to more clearly disclose the construction, operation, and use of the invention, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of the present application.

Throughout the several figures of the drawings like reference characters designate the same parts.

In the drawings: Figure l is a perspective view of the invention, applied; and Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the invention, showing the manner of carrying it.

The main objects of the invention are to provide a simple, economical, eficient, durable, and reliable eye glass which may be readily and quickly put on or taken off with one hand instead of two; one which cannot drop off when the wearer is stooping or bending over; one in which the lenses may be readily and quickly cleaned with one hand and without removing the glasses from the wearers head; one which completely avoids the pinching effect of the nose clips used on the majority of the present eye glasses and also avoids the disagreeable hooked arms or ear clips of the well known forms of spectacles; and one which may be readily and easily carried without a case.

Referring to the drawings in detail, l indicates the lens frame in which any of the well known forms of lenses may be seated or secured. To the outer end of each lens frame is secured one end of a wire rod formed as a loop 2 adapted to lit about the sides and back of the wearers head. Toward the front, this loop is curved downwardly and forwardly at each side, as at 3,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed ctober 16, 1911.

Patented May 14, 1912.

Serial No. 654,991.

forming a rest portion adapted to lie lightly on the upper part of the cheek above the c heek bones. At the end of each rest portlon the wire is bent upwardly, substantially at right angles, forming a short vertical arm 4 connecting the lens frame 1 with the rest portion 3.

The wire may be a single continuous piece, or it may be two pieces, one telescoping into the other to permit adjustments for heads of various sizes. In the telescopic form, the curvature causes a slight binding between the two parts, which binding action serves to hold the parts in adjusted position. If desired, a more positive means may be provided in the nature of a small set screw. The parts may be made to slide on one another instead of telescoping. In fact, any convenient means may be used for increasing or decreasing the size of the loop and no claim is here made to the specific form or arrangement of such means.

One feature of the invention is that of slight resilience or springiness of the wire loop. It is due to this feature that the invention does not require a case for carrying it. It is simply necessary to compress the loop sufficiently to allow the device to be placed in the crown of the wearers hat. Then the loop is freed and its tendency to resume its original shape simply binds it firmly against the crown of the hat. It may be taken out in the same way that it is put in, of course.

It is evident, of course, that the lens frames 1 may be entirely omitted and the lenses mounted directly in the upper ends of the arms 4, just as usual in the well known rimlcss or frameless eye glasses now on the market.

It is thought that the operation and use of the invention will be clear from the preceding detailed description.

Changes may be made in the construction, arrangement, and disposition of the several parts of the invention without in any way departing from the iield and scope of the same and it is meant to include all such within this application wherein only a preferred form has been disclosed.

Having thus fully disclosed my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. In combination, a frame adapted to it about a wearers head, rest portions formed in said frame to support the same on the cheek of the wearer, and lenses carried by the ends of said frame.

2. In combination, a frame adapted to t about'a wearers head, rest portions formed n said frame to support the same on Jthe cheek of the wearer, an arm extending at an angle from each rest portion, and a lens carried by each arm.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses. l5


Witnesses M. FELDMAN, T. MYNARD.

Gcpies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2481946 *Apr 17, 1948Sep 13, 1949Pendleton Eleanor ERetainer for spectacles
US5120119 *Apr 20, 1990Jun 9, 1992Mats Yoshiro NSpectacles having head retainers
US5956117 *Aug 11, 1997Sep 21, 1999Suh; J. S.Eyeglasses with head embracing temple
US6325507 *Jun 2, 2000Dec 4, 2001Oakley, Inc.Eyewear retention system extending across the top of a wearer's head
US6966647Dec 4, 2001Nov 22, 2005Oakley, Inc.Telecommunications enabled eyeglass
US6986577Nov 18, 2004Jan 17, 2006Jamie Shahrooz SEyeglasses with extension member supports
US7147324Oct 12, 2004Dec 12, 2006Oakley, Inc.Speaker mounts for eyeglass with MP3 player
US7150526Jul 28, 2003Dec 19, 2006Oakley, Inc.Wireless interactive headset
US7213917Feb 28, 2006May 8, 2007Oakley, Inc.Electronically enabled eyewear
US7219994Nov 22, 2005May 22, 2007Oakley, Inc.Eyeglass with MP3 player
US7452073May 3, 2006Nov 18, 2008Oakley, Inc.Telecommunications enabled eyeglass
US7461936Feb 13, 2006Dec 9, 2008Oakley, Inc.Eyeglasses with detachable adjustable electronics module
US7488068Apr 28, 2006Feb 10, 2009Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Eyewear with mask attachment features
US7648234Apr 28, 2006Jan 19, 2010Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Eyewear with heating elements
US7651217Nov 4, 2008Jan 26, 2010Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Eyewear with enhanced fit
US7744213Nov 18, 2008Jun 29, 2010Oakley, Inc.Telecommunications enabled eyeglass
US7771043Nov 3, 2008Aug 10, 2010Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Eyewear with enhanced air flow and/or absorption features
US7967433Jun 28, 2010Jun 28, 2011Oakley, Inc.Electronically enabled audio device
US8523352Jun 27, 2011Sep 3, 2013Oakley, Inc.Media communication device
US8787970Jun 20, 2013Jul 22, 2014Oakley, Inc.Eyeglasses with electronic components
US8876285Oct 4, 2013Nov 4, 2014Oakley, Inc.Wearable high resolution audio visual interface
US9451068Jul 21, 2014Sep 20, 2016Oakley, Inc.Eyeglasses with electronic components
US9494807Oct 31, 2014Nov 15, 2016Oakley, Inc.Wearable high resolution audio visual interface
US20040160573 *Jul 28, 2003Aug 19, 2004James JannardWireless interactive headset
US20050046790 *Oct 12, 2004Mar 3, 2005James JannardSpeaker mounts for eyeglass with MP3 player
US20060072067 *Nov 22, 2005Apr 6, 2006Jannard James HEyeglass with MP3 player
US20060077339 *Oct 12, 2004Apr 13, 2006Jamie Shahrooz SEyeglass frames with lateral supports
US20060082723 *Oct 19, 2004Apr 20, 2006Jamie Shahrooz SEyeglasses with alternative supports
US20060098160 *Nov 10, 2004May 11, 2006Jamie Shahrooz SEyeglasses with temple arm supports
US20060146277 *Feb 28, 2006Jul 6, 2006James JannardElectronically enabled eyewear
US20060203184 *May 3, 2006Sep 14, 2006Jannard James HEyeglass with MP3 player
US20070252943 *Apr 28, 2006Nov 1, 2007Welchel Debra NEyewear with enhanced air flow and/or absorption features
US20070252944 *Apr 28, 2006Nov 1, 2007Welchel Debra NEyewear with enhanced fit
US20070252945 *Apr 28, 2006Nov 1, 2007Welchel Debra NEyewear with heating elements
US20070252946 *Apr 28, 2006Nov 1, 2007Welchel Debra NEyewear with mask attachment features
US20090055988 *Nov 4, 2008Mar 5, 2009Welchel Debra NEyewear With Enhanced Fit
US20090066910 *Nov 18, 2008Mar 12, 2009Oakley, Inc.Telecommunications enabled eyeglass
US20090077722 *Nov 3, 2008Mar 26, 2009Welchel Debra NEyewear With Enhanced Air Flow And/Or Absorption Features
US20100265455 *Jun 28, 2010Oct 21, 2010Oakley, Inc.Telecommunications enabled eyeglass
WO2007125450A1 *Apr 12, 2007Nov 8, 2007Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Eyewear with enhanced air flow and/or absorption features
U.S. Classification351/156, D16/311, 2/452
Cooperative ClassificationG02C3/003